oa De Rebus - The new Maintenance Bill

Volume 1998, Issue 371
  • ISSN : 0250-0329



In July 1997, the South African Law Commission (SALC) conducted a review of the maintenance system (Issue Paper 5, Project 100) in order to investigate the operation of the Maintenance Act 23 of 1963 and to recommend steps to try to ensure a more effective maintenance system. Subsequently. a project committee was appointed to continue with the SALC's investigation into maintenance. Meanwhile, in 1997 the Department of Justice published a discussion paper entitled 'Maintenance Law Reform: The Way Ahead'. As a result of the findings of this discussion paper, a new Maintenance Bill (B72-98)* was published in July 1998, which incorporates some of the recommendations of the SALC and will, if implemented, entirely repeal and replace the existing Maintenance Act.

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